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Co-Op News Spring 2021

Download the Spring Co-Op news now! It’s all about sustainability for the spring season and upcoming additions to your Co-Op! Pick a copy in-store or view the digital version on our website at the link below!

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Homestead

Herbs and Vegetables

Grown Safe herb and vegetable plants are only $1.49 for members during April! Located in Sedan, Kansas, these plant starters are grow with no harmful pesticides, using healthy soil and local skilled growers to bring these healthy varieties to you!

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Community

FarmHand

We are excited to be raising $15,454 for Seven Mornings Farm to purchase and install a large chicken coop for their egg laying flock of chickens. This request will cover the cost of materials and enable the farm to house more birds, protect them from predators and weather, and improve their quality of life. Located in Carroll County, Seven Mornings is owned by Pauline Thiessen, our Fresh Foods Manager and one of our two women only owned farms. She co-operates the farm with her partner Justin Rescorl, and together they raise cage free eggs for our Co-Op and Atlas restaurant, grow a homestead garden, and manage an orchard. Thanks for helping us support this growing farm business!

Donate at the registers!
Grocery

Ralston Rice Sale

For the entire month of April Ralston Rice will be on sale! Bulk Ralston Rice is only $1.99/lb. and all packaged Ralston Rice will be on sale for $4.99!

While supplies last!
Community

Co-Op Board Meetings

Please join us for our upcoming board meetings on April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th, and October 26th at 6:30pm. The meetings will be held virtually over Zoom and are open to all active members of the Co-Op.

Meeting link
Community

Real Community

Your Co-Op is now accepting applications for our Board of Directors. A Co-Op is a business that’s run by a community of people working together cooperatively. At our Co-Op, everyone has a voice in what we do and how we do it. Applications are due April 30th and are available at the member service desk and at onf.coop.

For more information, save the date for our virtual Board applicant information session on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30pm.

Application
Kitchen

Food Loops

We are excited to announce our partnership with Food Loops to offer sustainable solutions for reducing food waste. This has been in the works for quite some time now, and we are proud to say that over 50% of our kitchen packaging and all of our taproom packaging is commercially compostable! We are the first grocery store in NWA to begin a comprehensive food waste/compostable products and recycling program for the back AND front of house!

RED Co-Op labels on our kitchen items indicate it can be composted.
BLACK Co-Op labels on our kitchen items need to be disposed of in the trash.

Please be sure to remove the label on items before composting!
Community

Level Up

Level Up is a 501c3 nonprofit providing educational, philanthropic, and sports programs for youth all year round. Last month for our virtual cheese and chocolate class, $10 from every ticket sold was donated to Level Up. They are also the recipient of our community share donation for December and January. All in all, we were able to raise over $400 for Level Up! We are happy to put money back in the community and see it be put to good use. We value all of our staff members at the Co-Op and want to support and encourage them to succeed in their lives outside of work too!

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Our Latest Community Partnerships

The Co-Op is so much more than just a store. It's a community of like-minded people coming together to share really good food. Join us at our next event.

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Our People Are Everything

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Dripping Springs Garden

Carroll County, Arkansas

Mark Cain began farming in 1978 with wisdom passed down from his grandparent’s generation. The farm grows a variety of organic vegetables, culinary herbs, and specialty cut flowers.

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Ames’ Orchard & Nursery

Washington County, Arkansas

Guy Ames was part of the back-to the-land counterculture of the 1970s and began creating his farming legacy in 1980. With no family history of farming, Guy is a self-taught farmer that fell in love with the Ozarks. Ames’ Orchard & Nursery grows certified naturally grown pears, apples, grapes, and berries. They are passionate about empowering others to grow their own pesticide free, high-quality fruit.

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Sycamore Bend

Eureka Springs, AR

Sycamore Bend Farm was started in 2009 and grows a wide variety of vegetables. In addition to providing delicious organic produce, Sycamore Bend Farm provides jobs to local people within our community.

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